Anchor/Multiskilled Journalist
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/18/2019

Job Description

​​WHAS 11 in Louisville is looking for a creative, engaging, and enterprising Anchor/Multiskilled Journalist to join our news team.  The successful candidate will be an excellent on-camera communicator with top notch interviewing, live and taped reporting skills.  We're looking for great storytellers who will excel in this digital age of journalism.  We want journalists who can create unique and shareable stories for all platforms through memorable writing, photography and editing.  The ideal candidate must be a true team player and newsroom leader, willing  to do what it takes to get the latest and best story and impactful information to our viewers.  He or She must also have strong editorial judgement and be able to work with the producer to develop and content filled and engaging newscasts.  The ideal candidate must be able to generate unique, compelling story ideas, and developing contacts is required.  ​

In this role, you will:

  • Develop story ideas, write, shoot and edit news stories for on-air broadcasting.
  • Write in an exciting, captivating and authentic manner.
  • Use the latest editing and photography tools to tell great stories.
  • Develop original content through social listening and independent sources.
  • Deliver on-air news events in an engaging, exciting, and accurate manner.
  • Interview news subjects and research for facts and credibility.
  • Develop news sources for general assignment and special areas of interest.
  • Produce news stories that are unique and captivating.
  • Operate news gathering vehicle to and from various locations.
  • Write and post daily on all digital platforms including social media.
  • Enterprise news stories.
  • Shoot, write and edit packaged reports.
  • Write for the web, including attaching images and streaming video.
  • Use creative production techniques such as graphics and new forms of media (viewer pictures, webcam interviews, etc.) to enhance stories.
  • Transmit and present exciting live reports with current technology.
  • Perform other tasks as required by supervisor or executive producer.​

 

 

Job Requirements

 Job requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years news anchor/reporting experience
  • Journalist and/or Mass Communications degree preferred
  • Experience in photojournalism, editing, and content management systems
  • Understanding of the tenants of professional journalism
  • A portfolio with examples of strong breaking, general, and feature news reporting
  • Ability to generate creative, engaging, content-driven live shots
  • Strong social media skills, including an active news hound presence on Twitter and Facebook
  • Knowledge of non-linear editing systems a must
  • Organizational skills and the ability to work under constant time pressure deadlines​

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. With 49 television stations and two radio stations in 41 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and approximately 30 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA also delivers innovative and unparalleled solutions for advertisers through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

 

 

Job Snapshot

About Us

WHAS11 is woven into the very fabric of Louisville and Kentuckiana, dating back to our first broadcast in March of 1950. The station was a trailblazer, being the area’s first to use newsreel film and the first to bring the nation a live television broadcast, the iconic Kentucky Derby. Built on journalistic excellence and a commitment to improve the communities we serve, WHAS11-On Your Side is proud to be Kentuckiana’s first choice for news on-air, on-line, and mobile, quality local programming, and community involvement. We stand up for Kentuckiana by holding people in positions of power accountable to get things done and keep their promises. We celebrate what’s great about our communities, the people, our love of family and heritage, our sports teams, and of course our unique Kentucky “spirits” and great food.

In 1954, the WHAS Crusade for Children began a yearly tradition of raising money to help the area’s remarkable children. Over the course of its rich history, the nationally-recognized foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for special needs children throughout Kentuckiana.

In 2015, Gannett spun its publishing properties from its broadcast and digital properties, making WHAS11 part of TEGNA Media, one of the largest, most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S.

The WHAS11-On Your Side team has won numerous local and national awards for reporting and community service including countless regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards.